KALW Almanac: Tue. Dec. 13, 2016
Today Tuesday, 13th of December of 2016, is the 348th day of the year. There are 18 days remaining until the end of the year. The sun rose in San Francisco at 7:18 am and sunset will be at 4:52 pm.
Today we will have 9 hours and 34 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:05 pm.
The first low tide was at 3:51 am
and the next low tide will be at 4:53 pm.
The only high tide of the day will be at 10:10 am.
Moon: 99.5% a Near Full Moon (Waxing Gibbous)
We will have a proper Full Moon today, Tuesday the 13th of December of 2016 at 4:06 pm
Moonrise Today: 5:09 pm↑ 67° East
Moonset Today: 6:39 am↑ 293° Northwest
Last Quarter Moon of the month will fall in 8 days on Tuesday, the 20th of December of 2016 at 5:56 pm
Winter Solstice occurs the following day, Wednesday December 21, 2016 at 2:44 am
We'll have a New Moon in 16 days on a Wednesday the 28th of December of 2016 at 10:53 pm
and First Quarter Moon of the new year will happen in 23 days on Thursday the 5th of January of 2017 at 11:47 am
Today is Ice Cream Day
National Cocoa Day
National Violin Day
Pick a Pathologist Pal Day
Acadian Remembrance Day among the Acadians of Canada and the Cajuns in the USA
Martial Law Victims Remembrance Day in Poland
Nusantara Day in Indonesia
Republic Day in Malta
Sailor's Day in Brazil
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1816 – Werner von Siemens, German engineer and businessman, founded Siemens (d. 1892)
1818 – Mary Todd Lincoln, 16th First Lady of the United States (d. 1882)
1903 – Ella Baker, American activist (d. 1986)
1903 – Carlos Montoya, Spanish guitarist and composer (d. 1993)
1911 – Kenneth Patchen, American poet and painter (d. 1972)
1920 – George P. Shultz, American economist and politician, 60th United States Secretary of State
1925 – Dick Van Dyke, American actor, singer, and dancer
1929 – Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor and producer
1945 – Herman Cain, American businessman and political activist
1948 – Lester Bangs, American journalist and author (d. 1982)
1948 – Ted Nugent, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1953 – Ben Bernanke, American economist and academic
1954 – Steve Forbert, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1957 – Steve Buscemi, American actor and director
1967 – Jamie Foxx, American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter
1989 – Taylor Swift, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
On this day in history…
1577 – Sir Francis Drake sets sail from Plymouth, England, on his round-the-world voyage.
1642 Dutch navigator Abel Tasman arrived in present-day New Zealand.
1769 Dartmouth College in New Hampshire received its charter.
1862 Confederate forces dealt Union troops a major defeat at the Battle of
Fredericksburg in Virginia.
1928 – George Gershwin's An American in Paris is first performed.
1981 – General Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland, largely due to the actions by the Solidarity labor movement. Martial law formally ended in 1983.
1989 South African President F.W. de Klerk met for the first time with imprisoned African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, at de Klerk's office in Cape Town.
2000 Republican George W. Bush claimed the presidency 36 days after Election Day.
2001 The Pentagon released a captured videotape of Osama bin Laden in which the al-Qaida leader said the deaths and destruction achieved by the Sept. 11 attacks exceeded his "most optimistic" expectations.
2001 President George W. Bush served formal notice that the United States was pulling out of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia.
2002 Cardinal Bernard Law resigned as Boston archbishop because of the priest sex abuse scandal.
2003 Ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was captured by U.S. forces while hiding in a hole under a farmhouse in Adwar, near his hometown of Tikrit.